Parker's gold mining career began at the age of 5 on his Grandpa John's Big Nugget Mine in Haines, Alaska.

At 18, Parker left home and moved up to the Klondike and leased ground from Tony Beets. Last year Parker and his crew of miners achieved their best season ever, mining 7427 ounces of gold, worth nearly 9 million dollars, giving him an astonishing career total of over $30 million dollars worth of gold at the age of 23.

Last season, after being shut down from mining his own land by Tony Beets, he made his final royalty payment to Tony and vowed to finally dig gold from his own ground.